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Land, Credit and Crisis : Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible

Guillaume, Philippe

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ISBN 10: 1845539273 / ISBN 13: 9781845539276
Published by Equinox, 2011
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Title: Land, Credit and Crisis : Agrarian Finance ...

Publisher: Equinox

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Land, Credit and Crisis presents a new understanding of the financial culture of the Bible. Biblical Palestine was characterized by an over-abundance of arable land combined with a chronic lack of manpower and agricultural credit - circumstances which lead to much prophetic fulminating against merchants and the rich. The book reveals how the financial instruments and institutions of the time reflected a tough economic realism and argues that the image of the biblical prophet as a champion of social justice must be revised.

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Philippe Guillaume is a trained agriculturalist, theologian and biblical archaeologist, and has taught Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in Switzerland, Lebanon and England. He is currently writing a Habilitationsschrift at the University of Berne.

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